"BBQ Blitz" is a reality competition series on the Food Network that is hosted by "Food Network Star" Season 11 winner and former NFL player Eddie Jackson.

Eddie hits a new city in each episode and welcomes three of the best local grillers, smokers and fire-roasters to an outdoor cook-off for a grand prize of $5,000 and BBQ bragging rights. The action happens in front of a crowd of cheering spectators, and kicks off with Eddie challenging each competitor to transform their signature grilled masterpiece into a completely different dish for two hungry judges. After an elimination, he chooses one special ingredient that the remaining two must turn into the BBQ dish of their lives. The judges then determine who cooked the best bite, and the $5,000 grand-prize winner is named in front of fans with stadium-style hoopla. Each judging panel mixes culinary experts, including Ingrid Hoffman and Kent Rathbun, with Eddie's food-obsessed pals like former NFL players Anthony Lucas and Ken Hamlin.

The road battle visits locales with connections to Eddie, including Miami and Charlotte, North Carolina, where he played professional football; Dallas, his childhood hometown; Little Rock, Arkansas from his college days; Montgomery, Alabama, where his extended family lives and BBQ mecca Kansas City.

"BBQ Blitz" is produced by Follow Productions.


Network: Food Network
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: October 9, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Follow Productions

Eddie Jackson to Host 'BBQ Blitz' — Premiering Friday, October 9, the new reality competition series features the "Food Network Star" winner hitting a new city in each episode and welcoming three of the best local grillers, smokers and fire-roasters to an outdoor cook-off. Read more...

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